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Nathan P. Devir publishes New Children of Israel

Nathan P. Devir has just published New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization (Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2017).

German (Pre-) Halloween Film Night!

M – Eine stadt sucht einen mörder (M - A City Looks for a Murderer)

Karin Baumgartner Wins ACTFLs Nelson Brooks Award

Karin Baumgartner has won the Nelson Brooks Award conferred by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in honor of her expertise in German language and culture pedagogy.

Molly Barnewitz, MA, Wins Thesis Award

Molly Barnewitz’s MA thesis has been nominated to represent the University of Utah in the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Thesis Non-STEM competition.


Featured Courses

Voices from the Empire

Voices from Empire

Empire and the Lusotropicalist Myth in the literature of Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Macao, and Goa.

Featured Students

Featured Student Gus Gochnour

Gus Gochnour

"It has been a blast interning in Germany’s capital for the last 4 months. Learning about the German culture, and language in the class room is one thing, but being able to live and breathe German every day is a special experience."

Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

Nathan Devir

New Children of Israel:  Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization. This comparative ethnographic study presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. 

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Immerse Yourself!

Our faculty-led Learning Abroad programs offer the opportunity to study language and culture in a number of countries across the world.

World Languages & Cultures Student and Alumni Interviews

Lee Wohlgemuth
German BA 1970, MA 1973

 Jonah Katz 
Asian Studies and Chinese

Ted Buckwalter
MA in French Literature, 1995 

Annie Omer 
Spanish Teaching 

Last Updated: 9/26/17